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    question on 64bit AMD processors


    can windows xp take use the new 64bit AMD processors to their full capabaility since it is only a 32bit OS? (not sure if this makes since)
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    there's a 64 bit version of xp called xp 64, which is specially for 64 bit processors, but the a64 processor can run both 32 and 64 bit processors just fine...
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    Simply put: no, ordinary windows xp doesn't take full advantage of a 64 bit processor. (And from what I hear, 64bit windows ain't that great). The 64 bit amd chips run 32bit apps faster than an ordinary cpu though (3000+64 faster than 3000+ xp), so they are still worthwhile buys
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    Originally Posted by djklaw
    there's a 64 bit version of xp called xp 64, which is specially for 64 bit processors, but the a64 processor can run both 32 and 64 bit processors just fine...
    not at the same time tough - a reboot is required to change modes

    microsofts butterfly is their way off telling u their systems have a **** load of buggs
    Advocating Linux Guide
    Lesbian Linux
    Great & Practical Computer Books

    like the links?

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